NJPW Unifying IWGP Heavyweight & Intercontinental Titles

The IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Titles will be unified and officially recognized as the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. News of the merger was announced at a press conference earlier today when NJPW Chairman Naoki Sugabayashi said New Japan has decided to uphold the request of the champion and unification will bring the linage of both titles forward under a new banner.

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Welcome To Ringside Logic!

Hey Everyone,

I hope you all are safe and healthy. 2021 is all about change, and I’ve decided to make a change to this site.

Writing is a passion of mine.

I’ve participated in workshops, seminars, mentorships, and various courses to improve as a writer. While on this journey, one piece of advice kept coming up and was hard to ignore.

If you want to write and grow your readership, focus on one topic.

It is hard to grow a website’s readership if you’re coving multiple genres. People who enjoy my wrestling content will get frustrated if my next five posts are about movies or comic books.

Major websites such as IGN effectively cover different genres due to their immense worldwide following, financial resources, and access. That said, I’ve decided to shift the focus of the site exclusively to professional wrestling.

They say to do what you know, and I know wrestling. My life-long fandom and experience as a wrestler and promoter help me bring an informed opinion about the industry.

As you probably noticed, I made some cosmetic changes to the site, with some more to follow.

MMA, comic books, and movies, are genres that have shaped my life, but I’m still going to write the occasional Star Wars review.

I’m eternally grateful to everyone who has read anything I’ve written on my little corner of the internet. I hope you’ll join me as I get ready to impart a little Ringside Logic to the masses.

Cesaro & Nakamura’s New Role In WWE

According to The Wrestling Observer, WWE told Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro their new roles are now to make new stars. This direction effectively erases any chance of either wrestler finding residency in the main event scene.

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Nia Jax “My Hole” Goes Viral to My Inbox… at Work.

Nia Jax lost to Lana in a Tables Match last night on Raw and hurt her “hole” in the process.

Following a missed leg drop on the apron, Nia oversold it and screamed out, “AHHHHHH! My Butt! My Hole!” in a moment that has gone viral on social media.

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Edge and Bianca Belair Reign at the Royal Rumble

The road to WrestleMania has officially begun as Edge, and Bianca Belair won their respective Royal Rumble matches. Edge joins the two timers club 11 years after winning his first one, while Bianca Belair becomes the first African-American wrestler to win the Rumble.

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WWE Network Shutting Down and Moving to NBC’s Peacock

WWE’s over the top streaming service in the United States is coming to an end as the WWE Network will migrate to NBC Peacock on March 18. Wall Street Journal reported the deal is valued at 1 billion over five years, equalling 200 million dollars a year.

In a television landscape where sports leagues are looking to sell the rights to their content, WWE sold their entire network. Along with Monday Night Raw airing on NBC owned USA, this move puts WWE firmly in the NBCUniversal portfolio for years to come.

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10 Matches for People Who Don’t Watch Wrestling

Wow, it has been a while since I’ve posted.

2020 hasn’t been kind to us. Some are returning to a version of normal, while others are still struggling. I’m in the middle of a 14-day quarantine after recently returning to my office for the first time since March.

I was nervous about the test results since I had some symptoms a few days after exposure. Knock on wood; my COVID test came back negative.

Like most people, my wife and I have spent a lot of time with various streaming services. My ever-growing list contains many movies and television shows that I wouldn’t have watched otherwise.

I wondered, what if I wrote a blog that might get people into professional wrestling?

There are many great matches and moments from a multitude of wrestling promotions all around the world. I stuck to WWE since it is the brand most people associate with wrestling.

This isn’t a “best-of” list. Consider this pro wrestling 101 for the uninitiated, citing ten matches that best illustrate the squared circle’s essential story elements. Continue reading “10 Matches for People Who Don’t Watch Wrestling”

Coronavirus Slams Pro Wrestling

While many hoped the second half of the New Japan Cup could be salvaged, the remainder of the tournament has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Japan. The first half of the tournament was canceled last month, with the second half scheduled to occur between 3/16 and conclude on 3/21. Continue reading “Coronavirus Slams Pro Wrestling”

WrestleMania Begins to Takes Shape

We’re on the road to WrestleMania 36 as the “granddaddy of them all” goes down on Sunday, April 5, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Several matches are confirmed, while others are all but official due to budding feuds on television.

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AEW Revolution (Review)

It’s time to hop on my wrestling soapbox and discuss AEW’s latest pay per view offering, Revolution. The Chicago crowd was on fire for the entire show as they witnessed seven matches and one significant title change. AEW has had some hits and misses since their debut on Wednesday nights. Besides one match, this was a fun show worth the price of admission. Continue reading “AEW Revolution (Review)”